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Baseball Bats For Christmas, The story behind the story

Michael Kusugak


Would you like a baseball bat for Christmas? Yes or no, this is your chance to hear Michael Kusugak tell the story behind his story of Baseball Bats for Christmas. For all ages.

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Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak
Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak grew up in Repulse Bay, Nunavut. Michael brings his experiences and the stories told by him by his grandmother into his books and stories. Michael has 18 books and has received many awards .Michael continues to write and travel across  around the world telling stories. He now lives in Manitoba



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